Have you ever crashed in hardpack snow with the point of impact focused squarely on the tool you are carrying? It’s not a pretty sight. It’s as though the industry has banded together to create the most oddly shaped tools. The exception being the Powder Pliers™. The flat and compact design fits nicely into small change pockets or even chest / arm pockets. In addition to having all the essential hardware tools, there is a nice emergency file that sharpens edges at a perfect right angle. Convenient if you nicked a rock or didn’t expect icy conditions and need to make critical adjustments on the mountain. Pair it with the All Time Belt™ and never be without it again.